List by Category: Pennsylvania News

Pitt officials place fraternities and sororities on social probation

01.24.18 | Traci Lynn Woolsey

An unidentified Pitt student was hospitalized last week due to a "serious alcohol incident." Last year, Penn State fraternity pledge Timothy Piazza died after falling down stairs and not receiving medical treatment for hours.

PA Supreme Court throws out the congressional district map

01.23.18 | Traci Lynn Woolsey, Brandon Dickson

In a four-to-three vote, the court ruled the 2011 redistricting violates the state constitution. Democratic Lieutenant Governor Mike Stack welcomes the ruling. Republican U.S. Congressman Glenn Thompson, calls the ruling political, and notes...

Rep. Kevin Haggerty is back to work in Harrisburg

01.23.18 | Traci Lynn Woolsey

The Pennsylvania lawmaker missed 300 votes over the past six months. Representative Mike Carroll, one of the fellow democrats that started the process of holding Haggerty in contempt for his repeated no-shows, says he's pleased to see Haggerty...

A drug raid in Blair County, PA has led to 31 arrests

01.22.18 | Brandon Dickson

The bust by the attorney general's office and the county drug task force is the sixth major drug sweep in Blair County since Josh Shapiro took office a year ago. Nearly 200 dealers have been arrested during that time.

Pennsylania is looking at falling state prison numbers

01.22.18 | Traci Lynn Woolsey

The Wolf Administration says last year's drop in state prison populations is the largest decrease on record. There are now nearly 3,300 fewer inmates than five years ago. Last year's dip also marks the fourth year in a row for an inmate decline...

Officers identify shooter of slain U.S. Marshal

01.19.18 | Brandon Dickson

31-Year-old Kevin Sturgis was killed by return fire, after fatally shooting a U.S. Marshal serving a warrant in Harrisburg Thursday morning. The slain marshal was 45-year-old Christopher David Hill, an 11-year veteran of the agency. Officers...

Lake Erie is almost 100% frozen-over

01.19.18 | Brandon Dickson

Steve Vermett, professor of geography at Buff State, says the lake is now about 94% frozen over. He notes that when a lake is totally frozen, the lake-effect "machine" is shut down. Vermette claims the extreme cold this year is atypical of the...

Gov. Wolf is moving to boost pay for salaried PA workers

01.18.18 | Traci Lynn Woolsey

Democratic Gov. Wolf says employees need to treat their employees fairly. The controversial Jobs that Pay plan would raise the minimum amount employees need to make to get overtime by doubling the current federal threshold by 2022.

Lawyer for Kane says special prosecutor had too much power

01.18.18 | Brandon Dickson

The attorney for former Pennsylvania Attorney General Kathleen told a panel of appeals judges this week that the decision to give the special prosecutor grand jury authority violated rules about separation of powers. A prosecutor countered by...

PennDOT raises awareness about human trafficking

01.17.18 | Terry Diener

Residents have been encouraged to wear blue in a national initiative to curb the crime, which organizers say many people think doesn’t happen in their communities. In Pennsylvania, PennDOT has trained 500 of its front-line Driver License...

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